Vineland’s quest for the next Canadian apple starts with 20,000 unique trees

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Jul 24, 2017
Vineland’s quest for the next Canadian apple starts with 20,000 unique trees

The Grower, August 2017 issue
By Karen Davidson

For the most part, apple breeding is left to other powerhouse countries but Canada’s vastly different apple growing regions demand a cold-hardy variety. It’s going to take years to develop a home-grown variety that’s not only practical in high-density production systems and storage, but offers a distinctive taste for consumers. That’s exactly what Daryl Somers is searching for at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. Read more